Firm addresses globalization with ‘cubeless’ culture

Sabre Holdings improves culture, collaboration and engagement with ‘Facebook on steroids.’

Sabre Holdings improves culture, collaboration and engagement with ‘Facebook on steroids’

Over the past three years, Sabre Holdings expanded its non-U.S. employee base from 15 percent to 55 percent.

Meanwhile, the travel distribution provider (which own such brands as Travelocity), was “rapidly expanding the use of flex and hotel cubes, as well as telecommuting,” says Al Comeaux, senior vice president, corporate communications. “Our 2006 company survey of employees also highlighted their interest in being more ‘connected’ to each other.”

Sabre realized the company needed new ways for employees to exchange ideas and information and stay in touch as it was globalizing.

“When I was visiting our Bangalore office, I learned that project teams spread out around the world were creating their own employee profile sheets for each member of team, so they could know the basics like: Is Pat a man or woman?, as well as team members’ interests,” Comeaux says. “It hit me that we needed to find a way on our intranet for more interaction like this.”

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